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Motel 6 Sued for Sharing ‘Latino-Sounding’ Guest Names With ICE

  • Washington state accuses chain of violating consumers’ privacy
  • Lawsuit alleges 9,000 names were given to immigration agents
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Motel 6 is again facing allegations of aiding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in its crackdown against undocumented immigrants.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson accused the discount hotel chain in a lawsuit of violating state privacy and discrimination laws since 2015 by snitching to ICE agents on some 9,000 guests with “Latino-sounding names." Disclosure of names, identification numbers, birth dates and license plates led to the detention of at least six individuals in Washington state, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in Seattle state court.